A smile is a simple curve that sets everything straight and wipes all the wrinkles away. Just as the sun melts away ice, a mere smile could cause mistrust and hostility to evaporate. A smile does not cost much, yet it accomplishes much.
You, Sam, have a gift in making others smile. Your keen sense of empathy and compassion has no boundaries. I may not know you very well but even if I am blind, I would know that you are someone with a strong heart... You want to help others and make a difference in their lives. You are selfless and very daring in that sense, Sam, and I strongly urge you to keep believing in that dream.
Remember, no kind action ever stops with itself. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. Continue being an inspiration to all of us.
Have a wonderful birthday and keep smiling. ;)